126 send troop;? to uttaek the garrisons on their respective frontiers, it may iior l.£- 7<o?sible to ccr,terj,I against them. Owing to our jfoou i'^'tuue, c^.cl •*•"!« altitude o/) providence towards our masters (?;, v:. liavu l-oen ruling ii. this land, on account of the pr*vaili:i£ uriareliy, us iiiterinediate chiefs for sixty years with th•: i.uines of Yedula Sulin, Kutapana llalaka, audNizam Sahu. The p^ple <j;'Aghupiira govern the country between the Indus t^'I tue Judavuri, the Kurnatakas rule over the land between Kerulu lii.d the Xivna; and the frajapati holds sway over the territory tzl^ndiug irom Jagaimatham to Bedadakota. (Our kingdoms tire) like the Tripra'as, as we have taken possession of impregnable forts which are inaccessible to these three kings ; therefore, there is no occasion for fear."' A person called Tatkalikamati (having heard the above) said: " What you have said is true5 the demons that dwelt in the Tripuras were mighty beings ; they obtained from Siva a gift by the virtue of which they could go wherever they liked without fear of being killed by any one including gods and demons. The inhabitants of these Three Cities (Tripnras) used to meet for BJ gkadis once in every dozen years, to discuss Blatters (of common interest), and disperse on all sides as usual. When the time caine for the destruction of these mighty lords of the Three Cities, the Goddess of Earth remonstrated with Brahma, Vi^nu and MaheSvara, that she could not bear the burden of ths wicked people of the Tirpnras. Then, Brahma told her that it was not possible for any one to slay them ; nevertheless, they could be slain, if she would become a chariot, the Vedas horses, the Merit a bow, the serpent Sesa a bow-string, Yig$u the Naray&nastra, and Siva the charioteer. Then those demons would be destroyed. Similarly, at the time when the kings of the Tripuras, viz., Bijapnr, Ahmadanagara, and Golkonda make their appearance, danger is inevitable." When Tatkalikamati explained the above to the minis- ters, they said: " It is even so. Nevertheless, we must not remain idle so long as we exist, for it is necessary to maintain the attributes of royalty and carry on deliberations."